Sidonie Smith is Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. She is a past-President of the Modern Language Association of America (2010).
Her most recent book is Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times (2015). She is author of A Poetics of Women's Autobiography (1987) and Subjectivity, Identity, and the Body (1993). With Julia Watson, she co-authored Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives (2001; expanded edition, 2010); and co-edited five volumes, including De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women’s Autobiography and Getting a Life: Everyday Uses of Autobiography. With Kay Schaffer, she authored Human Rights and Narrated Lives (2004).
The Faculty will host a wine reception after the lecture.